Although certain varieties of tea tend to be very popular today, for example, this is the case Green Tea , he Red tea or the White tea (to name only the most known and consumed options), throughout the world we can find other wonderful options in which it is possible to make delicious teas from other plants that are not those that are usually used in the preparation of the most classic tea. This is the case of the one known as Rhodiola tea .
It is a very popular drink in Russia, which is made from a plant known by the name of Rhodiola Rosea , which has a history certainly millenarian since the Chinese emperors themselves sent to go to look for it because they considered it as a wonderful source of wellbeing and ideal for a high sexual performance.
This plant grows at altitudes of between 11,000 to 18,000 feet above sea level, and has yellow flowers with an odor very similar to that presented by roses (hence its name). Precisely with its leaves and roots the one known as Rhodiola tea (or rhodiola tea ), a drink as popular as common in the European and Asian arctic areas, where it was customary for the treatment of a wide variety of disorders and diseases, from the flu or the cold to cancer.
What are the benefits of Rhodiola tea?
We have a very rich drink in different benefits and properties , not only curative but also preventive. The truth is that the Rhodiola It is a plant very rich in flavonoids and organic acids , for what it contributes antioxidant properties which is why it is a beverage well known for its rejuvenating and restorative qualities.
It is a drink that helps reduce the negative action of free radicals thanks precisely to its richness in antioxidants.
Against fatigue and weakness
It is an energizing natural drink , being especially useful when you need increase physical endurance , therefore it is also interesting in case of fatigue and weakness.
Good for your cardiovascular health
Rhodiola tea helps improve blood circulation , so it's very interesting when it comes to take care of your cardiovascular system in a totally natural way
Further, it's a cardioprotective drink , which means that it is able to restore heart rate especially after having practiced intense physical exercise.
Improves defenses and strengthens the immune system
At the time of increase defenses Rhodiola tea can become a wonderful option, since helps to strengthen the immune system by stimulating the NK cells (which seek and destroy the infected cells of our body), improves the immunity of the T cells and maximizes the resistance of our body to the different toxins that have accumulated during the infection.
Although it is an ideal beverage to provide energy and reduce fatigue, it becomes a interesting traditional remedy to relieve stress , since it improves the capacity of our organism to better respond to both internal and external stress. Therefore, it also helps to strengthen the immune system.
Good protector of the liver
At the time of take care of the liver Rhodiola tea is an extremely interesting option, given that helps protect the liver of those toxins that are present in the environment.
Improves sexual potency, as well as beneficial for the prostate
The Chinese emperors already took this drink for its qualities when it comes to improving sexual performance, being interesting for increase sexual potency . On the other hand, it is also a useful drink for men as it helps normalize the prostate fluid .
How to make Rhodiola tea
Preparing Rhodiola tea is actually very easy. You only need 1 tablespoon of Rhodiola Rosea leaves (fresh or dried), and the equivalent of 1 cup of water. Put both ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil. When the water starts to boil immediately turn off the heat, cover and let stand 3 minutes. Finally sneak and drink.
If you want you can also make this tea with a teapot, as you traditionally make your green tea. To do this you must first boil water, which you will use to preheat the kettle. Once boil put it in the teapot, and discard it immediately. Then put in a saucepan 1 or 2 teaspoons of Rhodiola Rosea leaves and the equivalent of 2 cups of water. Put the leaves inside the teapot. When the water warms up, but does not boil, incorporate in the teapot, spraying the tea leaves, cover and let stand 2 or 3 minutes to macerate.
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